Arts and Healing Podcast
By Arts and Healing Network
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A podcast for anyone who wants to learn more about how creativity can be a catalyst for positive change. It features interviews with artists and organizations who are using art to heal themselves, their community, and the planet. This podcast is a project of the Arts and Healing Network, an online resource at www.artheals.org. It is hosted by Britt Bravo.
||CleanThe Art of Healing with Dr. Bernie Siegel||Dr. Bernie Siegel is the author of The Art of Healing: Uncovering Your Inner Wisdom and Potential for Self-Healing. Bernie retired from general and pediatric surgical practice in 1989, and has since dedicated himself to humanizing the medical...||12/13/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWriting as a Spiritual Practice with Pat Schneider||Pat Schneider is the author of How the Light Gets In: Writing as a Spiritual Practice. She is the author of ten books including five volumes of poems, Writing Alone & With Others, and Wake Up Laughing: A Spiritual Autobiography. Her libretti have...||10/11/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCrafting Calm: Interview with Maggie Oman Shannon||Rev. Maggie Oman Shannon is an interfaith minister, spiritual director, workshop and retreat facilitator, and lifelong crafter whose passion is exploring the relationship between creativity and spirituality. Her newest book is Crafting Calm: Projects...||8/4/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArt Break Day Co-Founder and Transformative Artist, Lisa Rasmussen||Lisa Rasmussen is a transformative artist, educator, curator, and art advocate who truly believes and embodies the notion that art can change and heal the world. Lisa is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of Art is Moving, and the 3rd Annual Art Break...||5/6/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMoccasins and Microphones: Timothy McLaughlin, Santa Fe Indian School Spoken Word Program||Timothy McLaughlin is a poet, teacher and the founder of the Spoken Word Program at the Santa Fe Indian School (SFIS). This program empowers students to create original poetry – which incorporates Native languages and philosophies – and...||3/22/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHurricane Sandy Art Relief Caravan Project: Interview with Elana Haviv||Elana Haviv is the Founder and Executive Director of the Children's Movement for Creative Education (CMCE). Elana is an education and human rights specialist. Through her flagship organization, CMCE, she has created academic and artistic programs to...||1/4/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEngAGE and The Art of Aging: An Interview with Tim Carpenter||Tim Carpenter is the founder of EngAGE, a nonprofit that changes aging, and the way people think about aging, by transforming senior apartment communities into vibrant centers of learning, wellness and creativity. EngAGE provides life-enhancing arts,...||10/9/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCreating Time with Marney Makridakis||Marney Makridakisis the author of Creating Time: Using Creativity to Reinvent the Clock and Reclaim Your Life. She founded the Artella online community for creators of all kinds, and the print magazine Artella. A popular speaker and workshop leader,...||8/11/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLori Portka's 100 Thank Yous: A Gratitude Painting Project||Lori Portka is an art creator and love radiator. Her artwork is made with an open heart carrying the intention to spread love and healing. Lori's designs appear on greeting cards, prints, calendars and magazines internationally, and reach other...||5/2/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDesire to Inspire: Interview with Christine Mason Miller||Christine Mason Miller is a Santa Monica based writer and artist who has been creating, writing and exploring since she was a little girl. Her mission to inspire has provided the foundation for all of her creative work. The desire to...||3/1/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSouth African Muralist and Artist, Ricky Lee Gordon||"I believe color creates energy, and I believe energy creates inspiration, and then I think inspiration creates the change. If you can create color, which murals do, then you're making a massive impact." ~ Ricky Lee Gordon Ricky Lee Gordon is a...||1/17/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRaw Art Journaling with Quinn McDonald||Quinn McDonald is the author of Raw Art Journaling: Making Meaning, Making Art. Quinn is a business and creativity coach. She writes the "Business of Art" column for Somerset Studio magazine, and "The Raw Edge" coaching column for Art...||11/15/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArt Saves: Interview with Jenny Doh||Jenny Doh is the author of Art Saves: Stories, Inspiration and Prompts Sharing the Power of Art. Jenny is the Founder and President of CRESCENDOh, a company that inspires creative passion, authentic community, and focused compassion. ...||9/15/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHealing with Photography: Interview with Susannah Conway||Susannah Conway is a photographer, writer and the creator of the Unravelling e-courses. A Polaroid addict and very proud aunt, she is currently editing her first book, This I Know: Notes on Unravelling the Heart, which will be available in spring of...||7/13/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSaved by a Poem: Interview with Kim Rosen||"When the inner and the outer are wedded, revelation occurs." - Hildegard of Bingen Kim Rosen is the author of Saved by a Poem: The Transformative Power of Words. Combining her devotion to poetry with her background as a spiritual teacher and...||5/28/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInner Excavation with Photography, Poetry and Mixed Media: Interview with Liz Lamoreux||Liz Lamoreux believes in the importance of unearthing our stories so that we can see where we stand on our paths and where we want to go. She is currently sharing this inward journey through her new book, Inner Excavations: Explore Your Self...||3/22/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBe the Star You Are: Interview with Jamie Ridler||Jamie Ridler is a professional creative self-development coach who is passionate about authentic living and creativity. She is a certified coach who has a certificate in the Foundations of Expressive Arts Therapy from ISIS in Toronto. She...||1/14/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGreenmuseum.org, Giftivism & Generosity: Interview with Sam Bower & Anne Veh||Since 2001, greenmuseum.org has been helping people create, present and appreciate art that heals our relationship with the natural world. This online museum offers a wealth of information about artists who are doing exciting and innovative work...||11/22/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNovember is Art Every Day Month: Founder, Leah Piken Kolidas||Leah Piken Kolidas is a mixed-media artist and creativity guide living near Boston, MA with her husband and their four fuzzy cats. She loves sipping hot chocolate, wearing silly socks, and everything turquoise. Leah blogs about creativity...||10/26/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJudith Selby Lang and Richard Lang: Transforming Plastic Trash into Art||For over ten years, artists Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang have been collecting trash together on Kehoe Beach in Point Reyes National Seashore in Northern California, and turning it into playful and powerful works of art that raise awareness about...||6/22/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaking Magic and Art at Creativity Explored: Interview with Amy Taub||Amy Taub is the Executive Director of Creativity Explored, a nonprofit arts center in San Francisco, CA where artists with developmental disabilities create, exhibit, and sell art. The studio artists work at one of the two San Francisco studios,...||4/1/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRituals for Life Milestones: An Interview with Sandra Hobson||Sandra Hobson is a counselor and consultant to individuals and organizations who are interested in using art and indigenous wisdom for personal, community and environmental healing. She has been an advisor to the Arts and Healing Network since...||1/21/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Artist's Way Every Day: A Chat with author, Julia Cameron||Julia Cameron has been an active artist for more than thirty years. She is the author of 32 books, fiction and nonfiction, including her bestselling works on the creative process: The Artist's Way, Walking in This World, Finding Water, and...||10/15/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTips for Sharing Your Art with the World: An Interview with Alyson B Stanfield, Artbizcoach.com||As the founder of ArtBizCoach.com, Alyson B. Stanfield helps teach thousands of artists around the world how to promote their art more effectively and make a better living. She is the author of I'd Rather Be in the Studio! The Artist"s...||9/22/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCreativity Coaching and Expressive Arts Painting: An Interview with Chris Zydel||Chris Zydel is a self-described "professional believer-in-the-gifts-of-others." She is a creativity coach who teaches expressive arts painting classes out of a wonderful Victorian home in Oakland, CA. As Chris says, "Regularly diving...||6/2/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArts Rising: An Interview with Christopher Ellinger of the Zing Foundation||Christopher Ellinger is a multi-talented individual who bridges the worlds of healing arts and philanthropy. Together with his wife Anne, he founded the Zing Foundation which helps generate funding for creative projects that emphasize healing and...||4/3/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJen Cross: Writing Ourselves Whole||Interview from November 26, 2008 with Jen Cross, a freelance writer and facilitator of writing workshops for survivors of sexual abuse, and of erotic writing workshops. Our conversation begins with Jen describing what happens during a...||1/14/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGardening at the Dragon's Gate: An Interview with Wendy Johnson||Wendy Johnson is a Buddhist meditation teacher and organic gardening mentor who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the author of Gardening at the Dragon's Gate: At Work in the Wild and Cultivated World. You can find out more...||9/6/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEcological Art and Activism: An Interview with Aviva Rahmani||Ecological artist Aviva Rahmani’s current work reflects her interest in the application of mapping analysis to, "explore potential solutions for urban and rural water degradation in large landscapes." She is currently using the Internet to...||7/20/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCreativity, Dreams & Spirituality: An Interview with Rev. Tristy Taylor||In addition to her work as the Arts and Healing Network’s Web Site Coordinator, Reverend Tristy Taylor also works with individuals and groups using dreamwork, art-making, coaching, spiritual direction and meditation. She holds a Masters degree...||5/22/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSing Your Part: An Interview with Rachel Bagby||Since 1985, Rachel Bagby has pioneered vibralingual practices that help people form vocal communities for ecological and social healing. A vocal artist, writer, composer, teacher and founder of Choral Earth, Rachel is internationally recognized...||2/29/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaking Environmental and Public Art: An Interview with Susan Leibovitz Steinman||Susan Leibovitz Steinman salvages materials directly from community waste streams to construct public art installations that connect common daily experiences to broader social issues. Projects include ...||1/10/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPoetry and Healing: An Interview with John Fox of the Institute for Poetic Medicine||John Fox, Certified Poetry Therapist, is a poet and author of Finding What You Didn't Lose: Expressing Your Truth and Creativity through Poem-Making and Poetic Medicine: The Healing Art of Poem-Making. He teaches regularly at the collegiate and...||11/2/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with SARK!||SARK is an author, artist and teacher on the subject of creativity who was featured on the PBS series Women of Wisdom and Power. She practices what she teaches and lives in a Magic Cottage in San Francisco. She has written many books including Make...||9/29/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Sharon Siskin||Sharon Siskin has an extensive national exhibition record, showing her work in museums, galleries and public sites for more than 27 years. She is the recipient of awards and grants that include a Visual Arts Fellowship from the California Arts...||8/28/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterviews with 10 Arts and Healing Award Winners||2007 marks the tenth anniversary of the Arts and Healing Network Award. Each year the Arts and Healing Network honors a healing artist who is truly making a difference in the world with an award of $10,000. The Network offers this award as a...||6/6/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Alli Chagi-Starr of Art in Action||Alli is a Co-Founder and the Development & Events Director of Art in Action, Youth Leadership Training. She conducts the dance, theater, and anti-oppression workshops at the Art in Action camps. She is also the Art and Media Director for...||4/26/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Mary Daniel Hobson, Director of the Arts and Healing Network||Mary Daniel Hobson is the Director of the Arts and Healing Network. At the age of 14, she became captivated by photography and has been pursuing it ever since. Trained as an art historian, her work draws deep inspiration from Surrealism, in particular...||4/26/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
Great information for aspiring artists
Really enjoy listening to these podcasts!
I subscribe to over 100 podcasts on a variety of topics, and this is by FAR my absolute FAVORITE. Here are some of the reasons why it is #1:
- The interview skips small talk and commercials -- every minute is deep and meaty.
- The interviewer refrains from telling personal stories. She is an effective interviewer, and she asks appropriate, on-topic, probing questions which get the interviewees to open up and talk.
- It isn't very long -- I can listen to a whole episode in a short run around town.
- It is incredibly INSPIRING -- oh my! I have checked out from the library or purchase MANY of the books talked about on the podcast.
- It is UPLIFTING -- these are artists who are making the world a better place, and hearing them tell their stories is inspiring, uplifting, and worthwhile
THANK YOU, Arts & Healing Network!